Hi there, please could you advise me? This is the first time I have posted, so hope I do not make any faux pas....
My niece has booked a week in a cottage down in Mumbles Swansea in 4 weeks' time. She has 2 children, a baby of 7 months and a little boy who is 4. She does not, and has not, vaccinated them (baby might be too young??) against Measles, or had the triple vaccination. Does not believe in it. She is very much into homeopathic stuff. I am very very worried and concerned that the children might catch measles.... and could be very poorly. On a sliding scale, how much pressure (not sure she would listen however.....) should I put on her not to go? Would you??
DS caught measles at 9? months (before he had MMR) WE have no idea how his friend 9who caught it first) caught it. Luckily DD who was 2 had been vaccinated and didn't get it. He only had it mildly, but was still really unwell - not a pleasant experience.
I would advise her to not go as it must be very easily passed on.
Do you think that you talking to her will make any difference? She presumably knows that her DC will be at risk. And given that little outbreaks are cropping up in all sorts of places now, they might catch it anywhere.
For the following quote " Philip Edmonds, chairman of the Society of Homeopaths said: "The Society does not endorse the use of homeopathic medicines as an alternative to vaccination for the prevention of serious infectious diseases and recommends that members of the public seek the advice of their GP, and/or relevant Department of Health guidelines, concerning vaccination and protection against disease."
Wow, thank you so much for your replies and advice. I will be speaking again to her tomorrow, and I will, in no uncertain terms be relaying the info you have given me. Especially the quote from Phillip Edmonds. I am her surrogate Mum, my sister in law is not around. Thank you again.
Hi again, Coorong, sorry to be dim, but how did you know what the web address was, for the article you sent me? I would like to be able to send articles like you did for me! Is it difficult???? And, again, please, what do the abbreviations dd or ds etc mean??? I am very new here, and clearly got a lot to learn. Thank you.
I have no idea where the info in the link is originally from, but it says that droplets from someone sneezing who has measles hng around for about 2 hours. And that if you are not immunised and come into contact with it your chances of getting it are 90%.
Thank you again for your advice. I forwarded the article from the guardian, she read it she says, but says that she can match that one with an article that stl recs homeopathic ways . I cannot do any more, I think she is very irresponsible, and I like the analogy of the car seats and crashing! I will use that and then give up!! I dare say that she will not be coming into contact with many children down there, and she generally avoids crowded places, not good for the soul .... But she is partial to a visit to the indoor market in Swansea ..... Hmmmm!!